The ultimate guide to long-distance shipping

On its own, moving is already quite complicated and tedious. There are a lot of things you need to get done. From finding a new home, packing all your belongings, and transporting them to a new location. The best people that can help you during this long process are professional movers! Easy Move Kuwait will give you useful tips on how to prepare for a long-distance move. Moreover, we have prepared a detailed guide to long-distance shipping you should keep in mind. Not everyone knows how long-distance shipping works or how to prepare for it. So, let’s get started and help you have a much smoother relocation.

containers on a cargo ship
Before having your items shipped off, make sure you know everything there is about the process.

The one guide to long-distance shipping you need

First things first, let’s discuss how you can prepare for shipping your belongings so far. Long-distance shipping can also include international shipping. As you probably already know, for international shipping you need to have proper documents. For example, if you are moving from Kuwait to Qatar, you might not know all the regulations Qatar has for importing items. Long-distance shipping to Qatar can then become a nightmare and create a lot of stress during your moving process. That is why we always recommend getting a reliable and experienced moving and shipping company to take care of it for you. Why lose time and money doing it yourself when you can relax and focus on your family and preparing for your new chapter in life? 

Secondly, when you have to transport your belongings so far, you want to make sure they are properly packed. Of course, in any moving process, you don’t want your items to get damaged in transport. However, when you are moving internationally or long-distance, the chances of damages are higher. Unfortunately, people rarely have the time to properly pack their boxes for the upcoming move. Doing it in a rush can cause a lot of damage in the long run. So, why not get the experts to help you? Many moving companies offer packing services, so you don’t have to worry if you have packed everything properly. This way, you can rest assured that they will be safe and sound, even when shipping them for long-distances.

There are a few ways you can ship your belongings

When we think of moving long-distance and transporting our belongings, a large moving truck is usually what comes to mind. However, this type of transportation won’t always be suitable. It is the most affordable one in most cases, but what if you are moving to a new country? Then, it might be better to think about other options. When you give us a call and let us handle the shipping of your belongings, we will take a few things into account. First, we will discuss how fast you want them shipped. If you are in a hurry, air freight might be the option you want to go with. We can find direct flights to and from Kuwait to any location you need.

a plane in the sky
Transporting your items on a plane is the fastest way to ensure they get to your new home. However, it may have some restrictions.

Alternatively, transporting your items on cargo ships is also a good choice. However, this method of transportation is somewhat slower, so keep that in mind when selecting your desired method. The good side of this option is that you can transport a lot of items, and there are fewer restrictions on the weight and size of the belongings you want to ship. In either case, we can handle any cargo shipping to Saudi Arabia or any other country that you wish to move to. Moreover, we will keep in mind your budget, time, and location before we offer you a possible option for shipping.

What happens if you can’t move in right away?

It’s not always the case that you can move into your new home as soon as you arrive. Some people decide that they want to renovate the house or an apartment first. This is a good choice because it is way easier to work when there are no boxes and bags around! So, what can you do with your belongings then? You certainly can’t leave them out on the street! In these situations, we will recommend getting short-term storage in the city that you moved to. In any guide to long-distance shipping, you will find that you can’t always predict when your items will arrive. Moreover, it’s better to have them delivered earlier than later. So, storage units are a great solution if you can’t store them in your house right away! They are safe and secure, and you don’t have to worry about any losses or damages.

person packing a box
Your boxes and bins will be perfectly safe in a storage unit until you get your home ready to move in. That way, you won’t have to jump over them while doing home renovations!

What guide to long-distance shipping won’t mention decluttering?

Of course, we have to mention it! Moving long-distance will give you an opportunity to start fresh and get rid of all the belongings you no longer need. When you’re packing for the move, go through everything and carefully reconsider whether you want to bring it along or not. Not only will it help you feel better and lighter, but it will also reduce your shipping costs. Even fewer boxes can make a big difference in the end! Additionally, think about whether you want to bring your old furniture or buy new pieces. This can be an issue to transport, especially if you want to use air freight services. It might pay off to simply sell them and go on a hunt for new furniture once you arrive at your destination. All in all, when you start thinking about this entire process on time, you can design a moving checklist and get things done without a hurry.